Each year we organise a ‘Readalong’ fundraiser. It is a whole school project that usually starts in February and lasts for four weeks. It culminates with ‘World Book Day’.

The boys are encouraged to read as many books as they can in this space of time. It is hoped that the Readalong helps to improve literacy in our school as well as raising much needed funds.

Each child is given a Reading Record/Sponsorship card where books read and funds raised will be recorded. Parents/Guardians are asked to sign the record after the child has finished reading each book. The infant classes and first class will not have to record the names of the books, only keep a record of their progress using the format laid out on their cards. Each child is encouraged to read books that are of interest to him and are appropriate to his reading ability. The younger children may need the help of their parents to read.

In school, the children have a chance to read for a set amount of time each day but most of their reading is done at home. If children are reading a book at home, they should bring it into school to continue reading it in class during the designated time. There are prizes awarded in each class for the efforts the children make. The emphasis is on how much the children enjoy the books they read, rather than how many books they read.

Please see the calendar of events for Readalong this year here

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